Italianchips was born to be my recipes book online. But not a recipe book full of recipes yet to try. My intention was/is to put together only tested recipes, the ones I really like and want to cook/bake/prepare again.
The name Italianchips was meant as small pieces of Italy, as I live in Italy (I am a Brazilian who married an Italian). The recipes are not all Italian, but are the recipes I cook in Italy :-). I leave my intuition decide which recipes deserve to be tested – I am really attracted to some of them, and are the ones I try; but only the ones that satisfy me and my family are the ones that are going to be published.
Sorry for my English mistakes. I love the English language, but I am aware of my mistakes and I am grateful when someone corrects me. I write in English because it is the universal language. I like the feeling that I can connect with people from any part of the world through this language (it would not be possible in Portuguese nor Italian).
Since I was a teenager I like to photograph. I left it apart while children were young and my husband didn’t like to focus (I was always blurred in all photos) and that was the time we used some completely automatic cameras. Some years ago I bought a Canon and began to taste again what photograph is. All the photos of the blog are taken by me with my Canon 450D; most of the times using a 50mm lense.
Here you find recipes of all kinds. I do not follow the traditional Italian menu composed by a starter, a first course and a second course. We like to eat what we feel like eating. My favorite way to serve a lunch or dinner is to prepare kind a buffet, so we site alltogether at the table to enjoy ourselves eating together – without me going back and forth from the kitchen.
There are some finger foods as I firmly believe it is something I have on my DNA. When we were on our teens (me and my sister) we used to spend vacations and holidays on a family house close to Rio. Well, my father always prepared finger food for all of us while we were on the pool. Years after my sister began her catering company with…finger food!
I love to prepare bread. I don’t know why, but it gives me a special pleasure. I am always trying new recipes of bread, with and without yeast, flat breads, no kneading breads…breads of all kinds.
I do like so much also to prepare desserts and sweets for breakfast. Here in Italy we do not eat salty for breakfast (the traditional Italian breakfast is made of coffee or cappuccino with a croissant). I like to prepare plumcakes, muffins and cookies…that we often eat also at anytime of the day, just when we “feel like” ;-).
I am so glad to have you here. Please feel free to contact me whenever you feel like, for questions, suggestions, doubts about any recipe …I’ll be happy to answer you.